Steve Kenny on Project-Based Artist Management, Developing Happy Careers & More; PLUS, MCC Recording Studio Owner Dave Temple
Artist and music industry talk with Steve Kenny of Traverse Music Management and MCC Recording Studio Owner Dave Temple
First up on the podcast this week,Canadian Musician Editor-in-Chief Mike Raine welcomes back artist manager Steve Kenny (4:40). Steve is the co-founder of Traverse Music Management and he keeps an honest and insightful blog for indie musicians called The Ascender (www.traversemusicmanagement.ca/theascender). Mike and Steve chat about how managers themselves have been financially impacted by the pandemic, why he’s testing out a new project-based business model for artist management, putting more power back in the artist’s hands, and what a sustainable and happy artist career looks like today.
Then, after his chat with Steve, Mike shares a short conversation he had for Professional Sound magazine with MCC Recording Studio Owner Dave Temple (42:15). Calgary-based MCC was recently named Recording Studio of the Year for the third time at the 2021 Canadian Country Music Awards. Dave explains how MCC has made itself into a destination for artists; and about navigating the challenges facing high-end, urban recording studio prior to the pandemic; how they’ve weathered the storm of COVID restrictions; the importance of “vibe” is making a studio successful; investing in new gear; and more.